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Oldham have parted company with manager Dave Penney following the club's dismal League One campaign.

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Barnet have terminated the contract of manager Ian Hendon with immediate effect.

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The leader of Britain's nurses gave his personal backing for schemes to provide heroin to drug addicts on the NHS yesterday.

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